Chad Ford provides the latest intel on which players are entering the 2016 NBA draft and which are staying put.
2016 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/13W 81-70
- 11/16W 91-69
- 11/19W 78-66
- 11/23L 81-80
- 11/24L 83-72
- 11/30L 70-58
- 12/2W 119-108
- 12/13L 105-98
- 12/16W 78-57
- 12/19W 100-77
- 12/22W 79-51
- 12/29L 77-71
- 1/2W 90-82
- 1/59W 85-67
- 1/9L 68-62
- 1/13W 90-81
- 1/16W 76-74
- 1/1910L 71-57
- 1/23W 72-70
- 1/26W 89-85
- 1/301L 77-75
- 2/2W 80-68
- 2/6W 88-77
- 2/10L 94-83
- 2/1315W 76-71
- 2/17L 76-69
- 2/20L 81-65
- 2/23L 85-65
- 2/27W 96-91
- 3/1W 80-71
- 3/522L 94-77
- 3/11W 84-75
- 3/1217L 71-38
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SImmons still No. 1
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Simmons should be 76ers' pick at No. 1
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Simmons won't play for Australia in Olympics
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How 'bout Simmons at PG for 76ers?
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Syracuse's unlikely run to Final Four
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LSU junior guard Tim Quarterman is leaving the Tigers with one season of eligibility remaining to enter the NBA draft, coach Johnny Jones said Monday.
Syracuse could become a giant killer
When No. 10 seed Syracuse meets No. 1 seed Virginia (6:09 p.m. ET), the Orange will try to become the fourth double-digit seed in NCAA tournament history to knock off a No. 1 seed.
Draft comparisons coming
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If Lakers draft No. 1, Simmons the best pick
With ESPN's lottery mock generator awarding the Lakers the first pick in June, Kevin Pelton doesn't hesitate in touting LSU freshman Ben Simmons as L.A.'s choice. Top-10 mock draft (Insider)